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The Life Of Pablo: 2018 T-ransformation Log

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#1

I’ll keep it simple here to start but maybe update with a bit more information when I get time - this is just to get a picture up for the 2018 T-ransformation challenge;

Vital statistics;
Age: 30
Height: 6’2
Weight: 196lbs
Photo: See below

My aim for the challenge is to get my body weight down to about 180lbs before adding on a bit more size, while continuing to get stronger on each of the main lifts.

One rep maxes;
Bench: 100kg
Deadlift: 170kg
Squat: 150kg
Overhead Press: 70kg

Advice and/or feedback is of course welcomed throughout


#2

Your overhead press strength is really good!


#3

Thanks. To be fair it is my favourite lift! Something quite primal about simply seeing how much weight you can lift & support up over your head.

Plus, with the amount of running we have to do I don’t often get the chance to deadlift & squat at maximal weights so those lifts suffer slightly.

One of my main strength goals is to complete a BW Press, 1.5 BW Bench, 2 BW Squat & 2.5 BW Deadlift so still a lot of progress needed on them.


#4

As mentioned in the Official Challenge Thread, Week 1 was a bit of a disaster due to sickness & holiday, but I did manage to fit in 2 workouts.

As I’ll detail below, my current lifting plan consists of just 2 workouts (A & B) that target the full body. I like to keep things as simple as possible in the weights room so this has worked well for me & I’ll most likely keep this program until I’m able to get down to 180lbs. At that stage I may consider something with a bit more volume to try & pack on size but that’ll be a few weeks away yet.

My first proper day of training / diet was as follows;

Breakfast;
Lean bacon & scrambled eggs

Pre Workout;
BCAA, Creatine & L-Glutamine mix

Post Workout;
Double scoop whey protein shake

Lunch;
Rump steak, sweet potato & green beans

Dinner;
Seasoned mince & Mexican style rice

Last Meal;
Rump steak

Training;
Full Body Program A

  1. Pull Ups - BW - 8 / 5 / 4 reps
  2. Deadlift - 120kg - 10 / 10 / 10
  3. DB Bench Press - 30kg - 10 / 10 / 7
  4. BB Bent Row - 75kg - 10 / 10 / 10
  5. Overhead Press - 45kg - 10 / 10 / 8
  6. Arm Exercises - 25kg - 10 / 10 / 10